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My Melancholy Baby

Lyrics:Maybelle Watson ,George A. Norton
Music:Ernie Burnett

The song was publishe 1912.

The original title for “My Melancholy Baby” was “Melancholy.”
It was copyrighted in 1911 with music by Ernie Burnett
and lyrics by Maybelle Watson, Burnett’s wife.
Burnett sold the piece to Theron C. Bennett,
music publishers who liked the song but not the lyrics.
George A. Norton, a composer and lyricist, wrote new lyrics,
and the song was published in 1912 with a dedication to
“Miss Maybelle Watson of Berkeley, California.”
That same year, the copyright was transferred to Joe Morris
Music using the title “My Melancholy Baby.”
During the 1930s, Miss Watson’s name found its way
onto the music as co-lyricist,
but the ASCAP website now lists only Burnett and Norton.

My Melancholy Baby

Come sweetheart mine; don't sit and pine
Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue
What have I done answer me, hon'
Have I ever said an unkind word to you
My love is true and just for you
I'd do almost anything at anytime
Dear, when you sigh or when you cry
Something seems to grip this very heart of mine

Come to me, my melancholy baby
Cuddle up and don't be blue . . .
All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe
You know, dear that I'm in love with you!

Every cloud must have a silver lining
Wait until the sun shines through
Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy too!

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Barbra Streisand(My Melancholy Baby)
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Ella Fitzgerald

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Dinah Shore & André Previn

Barbra Streisand

Mildred Bailey

Gene Austin

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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